Cancer Risk

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

Filtered Cigarettes May Increase Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

The design of cigarette filters with ventilation is associated with rising adenocarcinoma rates, research indicates.

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even a small glass of wine each day can increase the odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer, evidence suggests.

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.

Indoor Tanning Costs United States Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Indoor Tanning Costs United States Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Skin cancers from ultraviolet light in tanning devices totaled $343.1 million in 2015 alone, researchers say.

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

Earlier and Later Adult BMI Associated With Multiple Myeloma Risk

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Younger and usual adult body mass index (BMI) may be linked to increased risk for developing multiple myeloma, research indicates.

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

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Researchers may have uncovered a way to target treatment for cancers that have a viral component.

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

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Prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been associated with an increased likelihood of colon, lung, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, research indicates.

Risk of Skin Cancer Does Not Dissuade Most College Students Who Tan Indoors

Risk of Skin Cancer Does Not Dissuade Most College Students Who Tan Indoors

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Despite being aware of the risks, college students continued to use tanning beds, a study found.

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

Obesity Increases Risk for Transformation of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

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Researchers sought to determine the influence of obesity on the transformation of MGUS, an asymptomatic plasma cell neoplasm, to multiple myeloma.

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines sources of formaldehyde and possible health risks posed by this chemical.

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Safety of the smokeless tobacco product called into question after a study links it to increased prostate cancer mortality.

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Study data indicate that women who ate a Western diet also had 46 percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

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Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

No Association Between Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Prostate Cancer

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Despite previous research demonstrating that the use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil may reduce the risk for developing prostate cancer, a new study suggests that these agents do not prevent prostate cancer.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Association occurred at arsenic concentrations below 2001 EPA maximum.

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

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Researchers in Sweden have, for the first time, estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with brothers and/or fathers with the disease.

Diabetes Associated With Higher Risk of Most Cancers During Certain Time Periods

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Patients with diabetes had a significantly higher risk of most cancers, but only in the 10 years prior to and in the 3 months after diabetes diagnosis.

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

Patients living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma,according to recent study data, and recent autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation may be preferable for these patients.

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

PSA levels in midlife strongly predict future lethal prostate cancer risk in U.S. cohort.

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Both automated and clinical assessments of breast density are associated with breast cancer risk.

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates of bladder cancer in the region.

AACR: Oral Bacteria Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

AACR: Oral Bacteria Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Two strains of oral bacteria -- P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans -- have been linked to higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

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Food speaks to our genes; its message or signal can turn the immune system on or off. Consumption of a high carbohydrate or sugar diet can increase risk of cancer.

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Findings in waterpipe smokers include both biological and clinical abnormalities in greater numbers versus nonsmokers.

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers identified a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol use, providing a link between alcohol and breast cancer in cell-based research.

Higher Mole Count Doesn't Always Correspond to Higher Melanoma Risk

Higher Mole Count Doesn't Always Correspond to Higher Melanoma Risk

Physicians shouldn't rely on mole count as the only reason to perform skin exams for melanoma.

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